Exe Estuary

Highlights from this afternoon's Stuart Line cruise: the ‘resident’ Slavonian Grebe was off Cockwood as usual; 3 immature drake Eiders off Starcross; 5 Greenshanks, mostly off Powderham; about 20 Great Crested Grebes and maybe 30 Red-breasted Mergansers scattered up the estuary; over 200 Pintail again around the mouth of the Clyst; large numbers of waders around Turf-Topsham, especially Black-tailed Godwits (1000?), Lapwings (1000?), Golden Plover (500?), Dunlin and Avocets with smaller numbers of Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot and Grey Plover. 2 or 3 Grey Seals included one hauled out on a pontoon off Dawlish Warren.

Posted February 20th, 2019 at 9:59 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News